GOLOS sent a draft to the Duma providing for the democratization of electoral legislation

13 февраля 2012 г. Москва

The Human Rights Council of Russia—consisting of Lyudmila Alekseeva, Valery Borshchev, Svetlana Gannushkina, Oleg Orlov, Lev Ponomarev, Alexei Simonov, and Lilia Shibanova—sent an appeal to the Duma for the adoption of the Electoral Code, which was drafted under the auspices of GOLOS Association “in defense of the rights of voters.”

GOLOS investigates “staged election violations”

13 февраля 2012 г. Москва

To begin with, please read the attached press release containing the story of GOLOS activist Roman Udot’s investigation of this incident.

Russia 2012: Nel fortino assediato di Golos, la voce che Putin vorrebbe spenta

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11 февраля 2012 г. Москва

Arresti, violenze, minacce. Tagli dell’elettricità, multe, sfratti e attacchi hacker ai siti internet. La ong che ha fatto della trasparenza del voto la sua missione, è costantemente nel mirino. Ma non si scoraggia. E guarda con оttimismo ai segnali che arrivano dal mondo della rete (e non solo).

In Kaluga, the first training workshop for observers and correspondents was held

10 февраля 2012 г. Калужская область

The first in a series of upcoming training seminars was held by GOLOS’ Kaluga branch.

GOLOS, rather than the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, investigated “staged” election fraud

09 февраля 2012 г. Москва

GOLOS Association of independent observers has investigated the allegations of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) of the editing and dramatization of videoclips reporting irregularities during the Duma elections, the Association press office reports.

News from the Communist Party, scandals from the ruling party

09 февраля 2012 г. Калужская область

Presidential candidates are beginning the campaign period. Two days ago, residents of the Malinniki neighborhood found Communist Party campaign newspapers in their mailboxes. At the same time, United Russia party representatives began disseminating campaign newspapers in Kaluga.

Map of Violations

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09 февраля 2012 г. Москва

Love under duress. In late January, the ruling party and state often criticized the release by GOLOS of an interactive “Map of Electoral Violations,” which allows citizens to report electoral violations during the presidential campaign. The New Times has recently joined as an informational partner of the project.

Irkutsk rally “For Fair Elections” was attended by more than 500 people

09 февраля 2012 г. Иркутская область

Among the protesters were representatives of the Communist Party and Yabloko, as well as the following social movements: For Justice, Independent Action, Civil Irkutsk, and Public Association of Voters.

GOLOS is surprised by the strange statement of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation regarding servers in the United States and the editing of video clips

09 февраля 2012 г. Москва

GOLOS Association, which tracks compliance with the electoral rights of citizens, considers the statements by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) on the editing of video clips featuring violations of December’s parliamentary elections an effort to lead Russian citizens astray.

GOLOS sent a draft to the Duma providing for the democratization of electoral legislation

08 февраля 2012 г. Москва

The Human Rights Council of Russia—consisting of Lyudmila Alekseeva, Valery Borshchev, Svetlana Gannushkina, Oleg Orlov, Lev Ponomarev, Alexei Simonov, and Lilia Shibanova—sent an appeal to the Duma for the adoption of the Electoral Code, which was drafted under the auspices of GOLOS Association “in defense of the rights of voters.”

In Novosibirsk, another meeting was held by the Coalition for Compliance with Voter’s Rights

08 февраля 2012 г. Новосибирская область

The Novosibirsk Coalition for Compliance with Voter’s Rights, an organization that advocates fair elections, forms a consolidated platform for voters by bringing together civil society activists and political party representatives. Its most recent organization meeting discussed the latest issues relating to the preparation of election observers for the 4 March elections.

GOLOS to sign an agreement

08 февраля 2012 г. Москва

On Thursday, 9 February in Moscow GOLOS will sign an agreement “On the coordination of joint actions aimed at ensuring legitimacy in the elections of the President of the Russian Federation.” Representatives of election monitoring organizations, presidential candidates and representatives of their parties, civil initiatives, opposition members, and the members of the media will sign the agreement.

“The ombudsman is a parliamentary institution”

08 февраля 2012 г. Новосибирская область

Today, at a regular meeting of the working group on the preliminary study to establish the post of commissioner for human rights in the Novosibirsk region, representatives of the deputies and of the public met with the Altai and Krasnoyarsk regional ombudsmen to learn from their experiences.

Fraud Cases Tossed by Russia Judges

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06 февраля 2012 г. Москва

Saying Putin’s Party Padded Vote Total, An Observer Takes Losing Run at Courts

Credibility concerns mount as Russians prepare to elect their president

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25 января 2012 г. Москва

The credibility of the upcoming presidential elections in Russia, already marred by the claims of widespread violations in parliamentary polls in December last year, is waning after Central Elections Commission’s refusal to register the liberal opposition leader, Grigory Yavlinsky for the presidential race. At the same time, the renewed pressure against the respected election monitor organization and NHC partner Golos is disquieting, says the Secretary General, Bjørn Engesland.

2011 Election

03 декабря 2011 г. Москва

December 4th, 2011 State Duma Deputy Elections, and regional and local level elections.

Lilya Shibanova Held at Airport for Several Hours by Authorities

03 декабря 2011 г. Москва

Earier today, Lilya Shibanova was held at Sheremetyevo airport after she refused to give up her personal computer to the authorities.

U.S. Helsinki commission statement on Russian Gov`t harrasment of NGO GOLOS

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03 декабря 2011 г. Москва

WASHINGTON—Helsinki commission Chairman Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Co-Chairman Senator Ben Cardin (MD), Ranking Member Senator Roger Wicker (Miss.), and Commissioner Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) released the following statement today following a Russian court’s imposition of a 30,000 ruble fine on Golos – a respected Moscow-based non-governmental organization operating for over a decade –for publishing election poll data within five days of the election:

The Second Statement of VOICE Association on the results of long-term monitoring of election campaigns at the local, regional and State Duma elections set for December 4, 2011. The Registration and Nomination Stages.

02 декабря 2011 г. Москва

GOLOS Association conducts independent long-term monitoring of elections. The monitoring is performed by 48 specially trained long-term observers, correspondents of Grazhdanskiy Golos newspaper, and activists in the Association. GOLOS obtains information from mass media, expert interviews with representatives of political parties, NPO leaders, members of electoral commissions, as well as from citizens who report violations in the course of campaigns – both to GOLOS representatives in person and through the ‘Map of violations at elections’, a joint project of GOLOS Association and the Internet news site Gazeta.Ru.

Lightning Fast! Tomorrow at 11:00am GOLOS’ Trial Begins.

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01 декабря 2011 г. Москва

GOLOS will be hastily tried in court tomorrow. Address: Ul. Gilyarovskovo, D. 16, Str. 2, zal no.7

Documents of Court Action against GOLOS

30 ноября 2011 г. Москва

Today, around 1pm Moscow time in GOLOS’ office, the Senior Assistant Inter-District Attorney of Moscow presented GOLOS with documents bearing the following message: a message forewarning them that they are violating the law and that a case was being brought against them on the grounds of “administrative offenses."